5 ½ lean meats
Side Suggestions: Baked Sweet Potatoes
. Wash and scrub 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes. Dry and punch several holes in them with a fork to let steam escape when baking. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425˚F for about 40 minutes. (Or cook in microwave 6-8 minutes, turning halfway through.) Serve each potato with ½ tablespoon butter. Nutrition Info (for 1 potato with butter): 187 calories; 31 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 g fat (4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 18 mg sodium. Exchanges: 2 starches; 1 fat.
Side Suggestions: Beans
Wash and trim ends of 1 cup of green beans. Steam beans until tender-crisp. Nutrition Info (for ½ cup): 34 calories; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 0 g fat; 4 g fiber; 7 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable.
Side Suggestions: Fresh Tomatoes
Wash 2 medium-sized tomatoes. Slice into thin pieces or wedges and garnish with fresh chives. Nutrition Info (for 1 sliced tomato): 26 calories; 6 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 0 g fat; 1.4 g fiber; 11 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable.